Cathedral of Volterra
Cathedral of Volterra
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain10,114 contributions
Family
Cathedral of Volterra is the most important religious building in this town, a medieval one in Tuscany Region, in the center of Italy. The old town is wonderful, but this Duomo (cathedral) is really normal, it has nothing especial and it is located in the old town, but not in the main square. It is ok, if you walk around city center, but there are a lot of streets/buildings better.
(See also Baptistery)
Written May 11, 2020
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Mixa's Travels
Oldsmar, FL2,890 contributions
Couples
The Cathedral was a very pleasant surprise, as we strolled through it. There are several paintings and other artwork. We were especially impressed with the "Chapel of Deposition.: The most antique artwork of the Cathedral, this wooden masterpiece depicts Jesus on the cross with Nicodemus taking him down from the cross while the Virgin Mary and Saint John are at the sides. A wonderful masterpiece. The church is plain on the outside but very pretty on the inside. It was consecrated by Pope Castillo May 1120. Urgent renovation needed now and they are seeking support. The church is celebrating 9 centuries.
Written December 4, 2015
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sin r
54 contributions
Couples
As we strolled through the old city of volterra it's a sence of calmness. We came across the cathedral and wondered in to find it beautifully done inside .trying to think how much time and effort went into is beyond me
Written September 22, 2018
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Marcy C
Rome, Italy47 contributions
Friends
As of 1 June 2017 until Sept 2019 Cathedral closed for renovations. Nearby Baptistery open usual hours.
Written June 13, 2017
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Hawthorn37
Derby, UK568 contributions
Family
The duomo seems to have had the town grown from it, occupying the western edge of the rock upon which the town is built. With banks and businesses all around it, it is in the heart of the community. The outside is very plain, but inside you will find medieval fresco paintings, and paintings on wood, by quite famous artists. This shows the importance of Voltera to the region.
Written August 25, 2016
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,089 contributions
Couples
Do visit if you like Cathedrals. I do. All different and yet much is the same.
Tourists were lining up. Must have been tours.
I try to get inside for a quick look, while my husband is busy photographing the lovely scenery. I tried to get in before the masses gathered outside were done listening to the guide giving them the history details. I suggest you do the same.
Grazie and Arrivederci
Written January 8, 2016
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operalover939
Toronto, Canada2,715 contributions
Couples
Basically a Romanesque structure, the Duomo also shows Gothic and baroque influences. It has some very interesting works, with the medieval pulpit the most spectacular, and an absolutely gorgeous ceiling. And, cat lovers that we are, we were greatly taken by the cat that appears in the bottom right hand corner of the painting of the Nativity.
Written October 4, 2015
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RonL40
Utica, NY3,321 contributions
Couples
Volterra is a hill town know for its winding hilly streets and the alabaster. The Duomo is in a beautiful, quiet little piazza and, unlike the churches in the larger cities, it is still a church, not a museum. Quiet, peaceful, prayerful. The wooden altar group is a must. But do take in the Duomo itself -- it gives you a feel of what the religious life in the 13th century might have been like. For that alone, a must.
Written July 24, 2015
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Mayhew58
Dallas, Texas694 contributions
Couples
We have visited a lot of churches, especially due to my penchant for Gothic architecture. What we both enjoyed so much about this church was that it felt lived in and enjoyed. Every sign welcome visitors as guests into the congregation which was engaging versus the tourist site feel. There were no tour groups and there were maybe a dozen visitors in total.
The interior was surprising after the plain facade, with grey and white Romanesque arches and a beautiful guilt coffered ceiling. Parts of the church are undergoing renovations as the building is coming up on its 1000th birthday. While there is no fee to enter, a donation is kindly requested. There are very interesting visitors pamphlets available for 50 cents, which is well worth a self-guided tour of the building.
Written July 24, 2015
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Garvey1984
Dublin, Ireland29 contributions
Solo
Worth popping into if in Volterra, particularly because it's free entry. More impressive from outside.
Written September 23, 2014
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